SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on 7-24-18
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A batch of showers and thunderstorms in association with a low pressure area is located several hundred miles southwest of the southern coast of Mexico. Convection has become weak and disorganized. There is little threat of development in the short term. It could become better organized towards the weekend with an outside chance to form into a tropical depression. There will be little, if any, impacts to land.
For Wednesday morning the SW energy will continue to pump and dish up head high to OH sets for the better South facing breaks. The dominant swell will be from 200-205 degrees with 16-17 second intervals.
In a nutshell we’ll see this energy very slowly die out over the next 3 days. The intervals will lessen, the time between sets will increase and the angle will remain 200-205 degrees through the period.
2018-07-25 Wed 03:21 AM -0.22 feet Low Tide
2018-07-25 Wed 04:10 AM Moonset
2018-07-25 Wed 06:00 AM Sunrise
2018-07-25 Wed 09:51 AM 3.80 feet High Tide
2018-07-25 Wed 02:25 PM 2.37 feet Low Tide
2018-07-25 Wed 06:37 PM Moonrise
2018-07-25 Wed 08:00 PM Sunset
2018-07-25 Wed 08:39 PM 5.90 feet High Tide
The conditions look okay with variable breezes in the 1-3 MPH range until 10AM and 6-10 MPH out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp bumps up to 81 degrees.
By Thursday morning the swell will continue its slow, methodical decline with shoulder to head high sets from that same 200-205 degree angle. The intervals will drop to a still respectable 15-16 second intervals. The earlier the better as the energy continues to fade into the afternoon.
Once again the South facing beaches will get the lion’s share of the swell.
2018-07-26 Thu 03:52 AM -0.32 feet Low Tide
2018-07-26 Thu 04:59 AM Moonset
2018-07-26 Thu 06:01 AM Sunrise
2018-07-26 Thu 10:20 AM 3.88 feet High Tide
2018-07-26 Thu 02:58 PM 2.31 feet Low Tide
2018-07-26 Thu 07:23 PM Moonrise
2018-07-26 Thu 07:59 PM Sunset
2018-07-26 Thu 09:11 PM 5.94 feet High Tide
The conditions look pretty good again early with variable 2-3 MPH breezes until 10:00AM 6-9 MPH out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 82 degrees.
Friday morning we should be able to wrangle one more day of surf out of this one with chest to possible shoulder high sets in the AM. There’s a nice little tide push through the morning and the conditions look fair.
2018-07-27 Fri 04:21 AM -0.34 feet Low Tide
2018-07-27 Fri 05:50 AM Moonset
2018-07-27 Fri 06:01 AM Sunrise
2018-07-27 Fri 10:48 AM 3.94 feet High Tide
2018-07-27 Fri 01:22 PM Full Moon
2018-07-27 Fri 03:31 PM 2.25 feet Low Tide
2018-07-27 Fri 07:58 PM Sunset
2018-07-27 Fri 08:05 PM Moonrise
2018-07-27 Fri 09:42 PM 5.92 feet High Tide
The conditions look the same as Thursday with 2-3 MPH breezes out of the SE/SSE until 10:00AM and 6-10 MPH out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp dips a hair to 81 degrees.
For Saturday morning we’ll be heading back to the drawing board with knee to waist sets and possibly a few larger straggler sets on the tide push.
2018-07-28 Sat 04:50 AM -0.30 feet Low Tide
2018-07-28 Sat 06:02 AM Sunrise
2018-07-28 Sat 06:43 AM Moonset
2018-07-28 Sat 11:16 AM 4.00 feet High Tide
2018-07-28 Sat 04:04 PM 2.22 feet Low Tide
2018-07-28 Sat 07:57 PM Sunset
2018-07-28 Sat 08:44 PM Moonrise
2018-07-28 Sat 10:13 PM 5.81 feet High Tide
The conditions look fair with S/SSE winds in the 2-4 MPH zone until 10AM and 6-9 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp holds at 81 degrees.
For Sunday morning the surf looks to be pretty lackluster with feeble knee to waist high surf up and down the coast.
2018-07-29 Sun 05:19 AM -0.19 feet Low Tide
2018-07-29 Sun 06:03 AM Sunrise
2018-07-29 Sun 07:38 AM Moonset
2018-07-29 Sun 11:45 AM 4.06 feet High Tide
2018-07-29 Sun 04:39 PM 2.21 feet Low Tide
2018-07-29 Sun 07:57 PM Sunset
2018-07-29 Sun 09:19 PM Moonrise
2018-07-29 Sun 10:45 PM 5.61 feet High Tide
The conditions look fair early with Southerly winds in the 1-3 MPH zone until 10:00AM and 5-8 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp holds at 81 degrees.
Water temps (day of 4CAST update), are as follows: Malibu 60, Santa Monica 69 South Bay 76, Huntington 63, Newport 65.
The next 4CAST will be posted on Thursday!
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